Pathirakali Amman Temple

Pathirakali Amman Temple

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Pathirakali Amman Temple

Pathirakali Amman Temple which is also named Kali Kovil is a Hindu temple that is situated in Trincomalee. It has a large complex of connected shrines in the Trincomalee Konesar Malai area. This is close to the famous Trincomalee Hindu College.

About the destination

Pathirakali Amman Temple is a famous Hindu Kovil situated in the New Moor street in Trincomalee. The temple is dedicated to a deity named the goddess Bhadrakali who is a form of the goddess Kali Amman. The temple is close to the Swami Rock on which lies the Koneshweram Hindu Kovil.

History of the destination

The temple celebrates the Ther Thiruvillah festival procession and the Back Bay Sea festival which is also known as Theeratham Karatkarai. The kovil looks very colorful with its multiple colors and creativity. It was built according to the Dravidian architecture. There are 3D structures that have several stories connected to it.

Devotees pray and ask for their needs by breaking coconuts. Kali Amman is believed to a powerful goddess so devotees shouldn’t consume any meat or non-vegetarian food before entering.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

Go on McCallum Road. Continue straight onto Colombo – Katunayake Expressway and merge onto the Outer Circular Expressway. Turn right onto Colombo – Kandy Road and turn left onto Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Trincomalee Highway.

Keep right to continue on Approach Road and turn right onto New Moor Street and the destination will be on your right to your destination.

From Trincomalee

You have to head southeast toward Uppuveli Road and exit the roundabout onto Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Trincomalee Highway go up to Kandy Road.

Then at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Approach Road to Railway Station. Keep right to continue on Approach Road to Railway Station.

Then at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Main Street and turn right at United Peace Tower. Then turn right at A.C.M. Muath Fruit Shop onto New Moor Street to reach your destination.